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#4466093 - 03/18/19 11:01 AM Last game you uninstalled?  
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What was the last game you uninstalled prematurely because you simply couldn't get into it?

After numerous attempts to play it and like it, I finally uninstalled "Hearts of Iron: IV" on Saturday because the game simply just didn't grab me. I found it dull and it required WAY too much micromanagement for my tastes.


Ah well, I got it on a Steam sale so it wasn't a huge loss.

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#4466095 - 03/18/19 11:16 AM Re: Last game you uninstalled? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Destiny 2. Sadly, my squad stopped playing it and it was just taking too much space to leave it on the disk and not play it.

#4466099 - 03/18/19 11:41 AM Re: Last game you uninstalled? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Welcome to SimHQ PC.

For me it was Panzer Corps. Had fond memories of Panzer General 2, but I guess my preferences have shifted and I hated it. Uninstalled after 10 minutes. Didn't give it a fair shake, and it remains one of only two games I've ever refunded on Steam.


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#4466101 - 03/18/19 11:48 AM Re: Last game you uninstalled? [Re: DBond]  
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Originally Posted by DBond
Welcome to SimHQ PC.

For me it was Panzer Corps. Had fond memories of Panzer General 2, but I guess my preferences have shifted and I hated it. Uninstalled after 10 minutes. Didn't give it a fair shake, and it remains one of only two games I've ever refunded on Steam.



Wow, 10 minutes of gaming time? I at least gave HOI IV about 4 hours before I dumped it. smile


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#4466106 - 03/18/19 12:26 PM Re: Last game you uninstalled? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Yeah, not much right? But I knew.


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#4466108 - 03/18/19 12:34 PM Re: Last game you uninstalled? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4466109 - 03/18/19 12:38 PM Re: Last game you uninstalled? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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No Man's Sky. I kept it installed long enough for one of the big updates, and gave it another go, but I just couldn't get into it. Which is a shame because I was really hyped for it.

I just didn't feel I was exploring, and the stuff I was exploring was pretty samey. The planets & systems all seem to be fixed and not really what I would regard as even simplistically realistic. All the planets I was "exploring" seemed to be already littered with the same sorts of things, drones etc that made it feel that I was not the first person there.

Plus they made the game pretty much the same as every other game that involves exploring & discovery, exactly the same survival and crafting mechanics that seems to be game-pervading right now.


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#4466123 - 03/18/19 01:21 PM Re: Last game you uninstalled? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Fractured Space and Unturned. Both were free IIRC. Downloaded by my son then not played much

#4466126 - 03/18/19 01:25 PM Re: Last game you uninstalled? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I have to change my answer. The other game I refunded on Steam was Endless Space. And it was more recent than Panzer Corps. So my answer is now Endless Space smile

It's really rare that I buy a game that I won't like. But these two qualify.


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#4466129 - 03/18/19 01:29 PM Re: Last game you uninstalled? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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How did "Endless Space" play? Was it an RTS like Sins of a Solar Empire or was it a space combat sim like the old Freespace games?


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#4466147 - 03/18/19 01:49 PM Re: Last game you uninstalled? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I'd classify Endless Space 2 (note the 2, which I forgot earlier) as a 4X game. I think there's a good game in there. My problem was the tutorial is pretty bad and I didn't get on with it and decided to cut my losses then and there. Two-hour refund limit.

I have bought a hundred games over the years on Steam and these are the only two I sent back.


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#4466148 - 03/18/19 01:51 PM Re: Last game you uninstalled? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Thankfully, I bought it at Costco, who gave me a FULL REFUND for that stinker.


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#4466155 - 03/18/19 02:05 PM Re: Last game you uninstalled? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Star Citizen, and DCS open Beta at the same time a few months ago as I needed the disk space, just re installed both of them on a new SSD yesterday.

The only two games have been permanently deleted: Battle Cruiser 30000 and it was free and still over priced for what it was, many unhappy hours trying to get it to work and never quite succeeding, and X-Rebirth which lasted as long as 41 minutes over 3 installations, tho the soundtrack is quite good.


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#4466205 - 03/18/19 04:11 PM Re: Last game you uninstalled? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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The closest I've come to uninstalling is Unity of Command. It's a turn-based strategy/tactical WW2 game. Units moving on hex map, trying to capture objectives and enemy supply lines.

It's a very well received game, and it plays well from what I've experienced. But for whatever reason, I've struggled to get into it, in all the several years I've owned it.

Still couldn't quite bring myself to uninstall, though. After about 1 year away from it, maybe I should try it again with a fresh perspective?


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#4466212 - 03/18/19 04:19 PM Re: Last game you uninstalled? [Re: adlabs6]  
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Originally Posted by adlabs6

Still couldn't quite bring myself to uninstall, though. After about 1 year away from it, maybe I should try it again with a fresh perspective?



it's worth a try but I've discovered that PC gaming is kinda like going out on dates. If the woman in question just doesn't do it for you after a few dates then most likely that won't ever change. smile


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#4466217 - 03/18/19 04:23 PM Re: Last game you uninstalled? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I've not uninstalled Witcher 3 yet, but the game has been on my hard drive for three or four years now and I'm not even halfway through the game. For some reason I can't get into it, try as I might, within a half hour of starting a session I often grow drowsy and fall asleep--literally. This is a physical reaction.

Which is bizarre.

The game has gorgeous graphics and the world is excellent and immersive, but for whatever reason I feel disconnected. I think my biggest issue is the wonkyness of how Geralt moves with respect to controller input. Combat is highly repetitive and pretty much the same sequence of button inputs works on all enemies. I think the Dark Souls series spoiled me, and no other sword based third person RPG has a chance of competing. Dark Souls is combat perfection, and your character's movement is flawless and responsive. Geralt feels like he's lugging around a sack of rocks. I want to be into Witcher 3, but I can't, and I absolutely adored the first game(though that took three starts to finally get into it, too).

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I agree that the combat in Witcher 3 feels a bit awkward and not "fluid" at all. I often found myself fumbling with the keyboard and mouse while involved in a heated fight with multiple enemies.


The story, the world and the characters though is really what drew me into the game. The combat for me was really secondary.


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#4466322 - 03/18/19 10:50 PM Re: Last game you uninstalled? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
What was the last game you uninstalled prematurely because you simply couldn't get into it?

After numerous attempts to play it and like it, I finally uninstalled "Hearts of Iron: IV" on Saturday because the game simply just didn't grab me. I found it dull and it required WAY too much micromanagement for my tastes.


Ah well, I got it on a Steam sale so it wasn't a huge loss.


Who uninstall games anymore ? 2 2tb HDD almost full of games, because i always reserver 200gb for updates and gameplay videos to upload later.
But for the context and intention from your question, i was black flag.......everyone raved about it and i just seemed like a constricted consolitits game to me, enviroment very poor, all block, low textures....blah, plus the usual AC creed monkey around.....not for me.
Got in a AC bundle in promotion with 4 others, so it was basically free, so whateves

#4466324 - 03/18/19 11:16 PM Re: Last game you uninstalled? [Re: adlabs6]  
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Originally Posted by adlabs6
The closest I've come to uninstalling is Unity of Command. It's a turn-based strategy/tactical WW2 game. Units moving on hex map, trying to capture objectives and enemy supply lines.

It's a very well received game, and it plays well from what I've experienced. But for whatever reason, I've struggled to get into it, in all the several years I've owned it.

Still couldn't quite bring myself to uninstall, though. After about 1 year away from it, maybe I should try it again with a fresh perspective?


you and me both. i still fire it up once in a while and give up after 5 minutes


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#4466381 - 03/19/19 06:30 AM Re: Last game you uninstalled? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Uninstalled Total War, Thrones of Britannia after watching the Uthred series on TV and getting into the mood of playing something in that area. First game I refunded on Steam.
Simply couldn´t get into the game mechanics. Guess the Total War formula doesn´t work for me anymore?! nope


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